Paul Walker’s Role To Appear In ‘Fast And Furious 9’ Six Years After His Death
By Thanussha Priyah, 18 Nov 2019
Image via Universal Pictures
The late Paul Walker’s character is reportedly starring in the ninth installment of Fast and Furious. The actor, who played Brian O’Conner in the franchise, tragically met his demise in a car accident in 2013 at the age of 40.
His two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, had filmed his final scenes in the seventh film with the help of CGI to give him an apt farewell.
However, it has been reported that the character of Brian O’Conner will make an appearance in Furious 9, along with fellow cast members Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris. LADbible reports that the casting department of the upcoming film is looking for a Paul Walker lookalike.
There are also rumors that his brother, Cody, will take on Walker’s role for the film, but everything is in talks for now. Cody Walker gave hope to many by telling Metro that “anything is possible and we’ll see what the future has in store.”
Twitter user Daniel Richtman also posted on Twitter, writing, “Just got a new casting grid for something and with it some big news that are sure to be controversial,” before adding that he was not sure about the decision but was looking forward to it.
Richtman later added to the tweet that it was “Paul Walker's character, Brian” for Fast And Furious 9.
Upon hearing the news, many fans have expressed their disappointment of the retun of Paul Walker’s character six years after his death, especially when they have given him a farewell in the seventh edition.
Earlier this month, the news of James Dean being casted in an upcoming film through CGI received backlash, which is the similar sentiment shared among fans for the Paul Walker casting news.
Here are some of the reactions by the fans.
It's been long enough. They are bringing back Paul Walker's character, Brian, to FF9. https://t.co/320dprmC1S— Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK) November 14, 2019
Completely undermining the ending of Fast 7 and Paul himself. Disgraceful.— 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩✌🏽#MandalorianSpoilers (@0_0MrWhelan0_0) November 14, 2019
This is not only unnecessary but absolutely distasteful and disgraceful.— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@itsjustanx) November 14, 2019
What the hell is wrong with Hollywood? Stop bringing people back like this— The Th🙏nkful Myster Man (@MrMansMansMan) November 14, 2019
I'm sorry that scene at end of Furious 7 was magical, this will taint it.— Archit Gupta (@imarchit19) November 14, 2019
[via Metro.co.uk, images via Universal Pictures]
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